Monday, June 14, 2010

Hawaiian Shirt Cake

My friend Janel and I collaborated on last year’s flip-flop cakes for my annual pool party. We had such a good time we decided to try it again this year. She asked me what cake I was planning and my immediate response was a gaudy Hawaiian shirt.

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Janel suggested a pina colada recipe which I thought was a great idea. She offered to bake it for me which I thought was an equally great idea. I’d share the recipe, but she departed for vacation yesterday and I forgot to get it from her.

The cake was originally a rectangle.  I cut a section off the bottom (short side), then cut again to echo sleeve shapes which were attached to the shirt body with icing. I made a big batch of white buttercream icing which I subdivided into various batches and added food coloring, saving some of the white. Janel did the actual icing of the cake Friday night at my house as my hands were having a shaky day and I couldn’t make a straight line.

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I made sugar cookie buttons and used a bamboo skewer to poke the buttonholes immediately after removing the little cookies from the oven
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Everyone had fun Saturday and they all got a kick out of the cake—so I count our pool party a success.

15 comments:

Vonna said...

You need to apply for a job over at Carlo's Bakery....I'm sure Buddy would give you a job :)
That shirt cake is ADORABLE!

grendelskin said...

Oh, it's terrific! LOVE the buttons and flowers. Glad you had fun!

Jill said...

Pina Colada cake????? I must have the recipe for that. Sounds amazing!

Glad everyone enjoyed the Pool Party. Violet and I have just come back from the local Swimming Pool(indoors). We had fun, but it definitely lacked something. Oh that's right - it lacked a fabulous Hawaiian Shirt Cake!!!!!!

:0)

Storybook Woods said...

See how freaken brillant you are. LOVE the cake, sooo cool xoxox Clarice

Mommy, I'm Home said...

How fun!

FinnyKnits said...

Junie - you're getting really good at this cake decorating business. That shirt is ridiculously awesome! I can't wait to see all the other fun stuff that goes into your pool party this year.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh JunieMoon--that cake is adorable! LOL love the flowers and the little sugar cookie buttons.
Smiles, Karen

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

That is such an imaginative cake, June, and I bet it taste so good!

Gumbo Lily said...

YOU are amazing, Junie! That cake rocks!

Jody

Barbara in CA said...

LOVE this shirt cake. You are amazing June! I also love those buttons, if fact, I had to scrutinize them, they sure look real.

Kristie said...

Awww--that's adorable!! I love all the little flowers!

Thimbleanna said...

Very clever Junie Moon! I'll bet your friends DID have a wonderful time at your party -- it always sounds so fun!

nicolette said...

I love your pool-party posts. This cake is incredible! The coolest I’ve ever seen!

I remember the flip flops from last year! I bet you have a lot of fun preparing all the party stuff!

suesue said...

Really adorable! And nothing beats a homemade cake!!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh my, this turned out so wonderful! I bet your friends really enjoyed both the way it looked, and the taste. Perfect for a pool party!